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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Café Event

13:00 - 14:00
8 November 2012
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email .

Event details

What's so good about free thinking?

The notion of ‘free thought' is fundamental to many of our deeply cherished liberal ideals. Universities, books, and people are often celebrated (or feared) for their power to encourage it, and many liberal institutions exist to protect it. But it is surprisingly difficult to say what free thought is, and why it's worth having. This talk will explore the meaning and significance of ‘free thought' by drawing on insights of two of its greatest champions: Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill.

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Speaker information

Dr Sasha Mudd,Lecturer in Philosophy

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